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date: 24 July 2019

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The majority of historians and cultural critics have characterized the Révolution tranquille (the Quiet Revolution) in Québec as a synchronous sociopolitical and cultural phenomenon that took place within the six-year period of Jean Lesage’s provincial Liberal government (1960–1966), while sometimes extending its reach to the late 1960s. This chapter takes a contrary view, re-historicizing and analyzing many of the sociopolitical, thematic, and aesthetic attributes of the literary period of the Révolution tranquille as being more diachronous, extending well into the 1970s as a longer process of Québec’s political-economic, cultural, linguistic, and literary struggles and modernization. In doing so, it critiques some of the ways that two more recent critics, Pierre Népveu and Jacques Pelletier, have periodized, and theorized the literature of, the Révolution tranquille.

Keywords: Révolution tranquille, Quiet Revolution, Québec, Pierre Népveu, Jacques Pelletier

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